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Troops Neutralize Terrorists In Ambush, Recover GPMG, Belt of Ammunition in Borno

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Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed for Counter-terrorism operations in the North East, in collaboration with the Hybrid Force and the Civilian Joint Task Force on Saturday 18 May 2024 made a significant stride in the ongoing operations, neutralizing several terrorists’ threats.

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The troops acting on credible intelligence on the movement of the terrorists to carry out their nefarious mission, laid an ambush around the Lawanti area and neutralized 6 of the terrorists in the firefight that ensued.

The Nigerian Army made this known in a statement issued on its verified X account on Sunday.

It said after overpowering the terrorists in the gun battle, the dogged troops recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and 40 rounds of 7.62 x 51 mm belted ammunition.

It further said, in a separate ambush operation, troops acting on actionable intelligence, set up an ambush at suspected terrorists’ crossing point near Shetimari, Sabon-Gari, and the Amarwa Bulamari Exchange Point in Bama Local Government Area.

“The troops successfully engaged the terrorists, neutralizing one, while others fled the scene. Troops are on the trail of the fleeing terrorists.

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“Troops’ morale remains high, as they join forces to more committedly combat terrorism and ensure the safety and security of the region and other troubled areas of the country.

“We urge members of the public to continue to cooperate with the troops, as they conduct their operations to protect the citizenry against the nation’s adversaries.” It maintained.


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